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72 drugs at 50% off starting Aug. 15

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:59:00 07/24/2009

Filed Under: Health, Medicines

MANILA, Philippines – Seventy-two drug products will be sold 50 percent cheaper than their present regular prices starting August 15, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said Friday.

Duque III said drug companies offered to cut half of the prices of 16 of the 21 essential drug molecules – which are needed to prepare drug formulations – or equivalent to 41 drug products. Read the rest of this entry »

H1N1 cases up to 1,709, 85% recover — DoH

By Norman Bordadora
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 17:13:00 07/01/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ running tally of confirmed cases of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus has reached 1,709, but the Department of Health (DoH) said 1,485 of that number, or 86 percent, have recovered and all were mild cases.

Health Undersecretary Mario Villaverde said on Wednesday that the DoH was expecting more “mild” cases to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

H1N1 cases rise to 727, 74% recover – DoH

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:52:00 06/25/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s total confirmed cases of Influenza A(H1N1) breached the 700-mark, but the Department of Health (DoH) said the “rapid” spread of the disease was matched with a “rapid” recovery rate of 74 percent.

On Tuesday, the DoH confirmed 123 new cases, bringing the total to 727, the second highest in Southeast Asia next to Thailand, which has 980 cases according to the World Health Organization. Read the rest of this entry »

DoH sets up call, text hotline on H1N1

INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:44:00 06/23/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Telecommunications Services, mobile phones, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DoH) has partnered with a telecommunications firm to set up a call and text hotline where the public can get updates on the Influenza A(H1N1) virus, officials said.

Hotline 155, which was set up by Smart Telecommunications, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said. Read the rest of this entry »

Woman with H1N1 dies, says DoH

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:30:00 06/22/2009

Filed Under: Health, Diseases, Swine Flu

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) A 49-year-old woman from Metro Manila with Influenza A(H1N1) has died, the Department of Health (DoH) said Monday.

However, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said it could not be immediately confirmed if the woman, who also had heart disease, died due to the A(H1N1) virus. Read the rest of this entry »

H1N1 count still at 344, no new cases — DoH

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:59:00 06/19/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines — For the first time in weeks, the Department of Health (DoH) did not report new cases of Influenza A(H1N1) on Friday, and the country’s total number of confirmed cases of the disease stood at 344.

But this does not mean that the spread of the disease has stopped, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said, adding the DoH was collating reports from the regions. Read the rest of this entry »

H1N1 cases jump to 344, says DoH

But no new cases in Ecija village

INQUIRER.net
First Posted 18:18:00 06/18/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines – The country now has 344 Influenza A(H1N1) cases after the Department of Health (DoH) confirmed 33 new cases on Thursday.

The new A(H1N1) patients include 24 men and 11 women, with ages ranging from one to 52 years, said Doctor Lyndon Lee Suy, a medical specialist from the Institute for Emerging Infectious Diseases. Read the rest of this entry »


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